- capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable: a dependable employee.
Origin of dependable
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trustworthy, trusty, trusted, steadfast, faithful, responsible.
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Examples from the Web for dependably
Dependably Verbeena was to be suspected of having something other than sawdust under those clubbed curls of hers!The Shriek
Tree vigorous, dependably productive, hardy, late in coming into bearing.The Pears of New York
U. P. Hedrick
Not Sarah mixing the baking in the crock, but Sarah dependably mixing the baking in the crock.Emmy Lou's Road to Grace
George Madden Martin
- able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
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Word Origin and History for dependably
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